Friday, November 15
The Biggest Little Farm
Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring St. | 7:30 p.m.
A captivating and informative film about sustainable farming in the US. John Chester - the farmer and the filmmaker takes us on a journey, from his decision in middle age to buy a farm, through the long process of getting it up and running. Post-film discussion with local farmers. Complimentary coffee, tea and cookies. Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16
Genealogy and Local History
Town of Saratoga Town Hall, Corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, Schuylerville | 1 p.m.
Amy Bracewell, Saratoga Battlefield Park Superintendent, will discuss a new archaeological dig. Led by William Griswold, the work was carried out by 33 veterans who came from all over the country. It focused on a short battle in 1777 that changed the course of the Revolutionary War when 12,000 American soldiers surprised 17,00 hungry British and German men. The goal of the dig was to help determine where in the old wheat field the different troops fought. Used was aerial survey, metal detecting, digging, and ground penetrating radar. Public is welcome. For information call Ginny at 518-885-9309.
Tang Family Saturdays
Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore Campus, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions. Programs include a brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations and information, call 518-580-8080.
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
16 Grace Church, 34 Third St., Waterford | 5 – 7 p.m.
The dinner will benefit “Send a Kid to Camp Fund.” The menu includes bread, salad, drinks and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and children and $20 per family. Take out is available. Proceeds will enable the Episcopal parish’s children to attend Beaver Cross Summer camp. For information, contact Deb Dooris at 518-892-3896 between 6 and 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays.
Sixth Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Friends of the New York State Military Museum and Saratoga Wilton Elks. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of 8 people. Includes pirzes, dinner, cash bar, and dessert.
Sunday, November 17
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs | 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Now featuring eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $9, Seniors and Military (active/retired with ID card) $8, Children 5-12 $7, Under 5 free. Take-outs $9. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
The European Experience
United Methodist Church,175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs | 3 p.m.
Bringing together musicians from Europe, Middle East and the U.S. since 1987. KODALY: Intermezzo for violin, viola and cello. DVORAK: Piano Trio in Bb Major, B. 51, Op. 21. SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 47. For ticket information, visit www.saratogachamberplayers.org.
Monday, November 18
Open Mic Night
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
All ages, all styles. The event is free, but please leave a $3 donation for their nonprofit organization if you are able to. Two songs, or 10 minutes. Sign up is first come, first served.
Tuesday, November 19
Acabella, A Hand Chime Chorus
Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs | 2:30 pm.
Presented by the United Methodist Church of Saratoga. Come and listen to this unique type of music. Hand chimes are musical instruments which are rung by hand, similar to handbells. Free and open to the public.
Brooks BBQ Fundraiser for Saratoga Senior Center
Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs | 3:30 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Soup, roast turkey, bread stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, vegetable, tossed salad, bread and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: $12 Adults, $11 Seniors (62 years) and Military (active or retired with ID card $8), Children 5-12 $7, Children under 5 Free. $12 all take-outs. Cash bar available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
Right Under Your Nose
South Glens Falls Senior High, LGI Room, 42 Merritt Rd., S. Glens Falls | 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Would you know what to look for if you suspected your teen of using drugs, alcohol or vaping? Walk through our mock teen room and see if you can spot cause for concern. After the walk-through stay for a presentation: What’s Trending in Drugs. For more information contact the Prevention Council of Saratoga County at 518-581-1230, ext. 3618.
Saratoga Lake Golf Club, 35 Grace Moore Rd., Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 21
Journey to Tahiti & French Polynesia
Saratoga Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs | Noon
Rob Fischer joins us to present one of his exciting travel videos. Experience French Polynesian culture; explore the rich ecosystems and snorkeling, the South Pacific sunsets of Bora Bora and discover Moorea, the inspiration for the South Pacific’s mystical Bali Hai, set to the music of the islands. For more information, call 518-584-7860.
Workshop: 8 Tables
Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room, Skidmore Campus, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
A celebration of fall through crafting. Come take a break from stress and exercise your creative side. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-580-8080.
James Fenimore Cooper Lecture
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Rd., Ballston Spa | 7 p.m.
The Saratoga County Historical Society will present a program “Historical Fiction and Fictional History: Translating the Past in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans.” Elaina Frulla, of SUNY Albany will discuss how the time Cooper spent in Ballston Spa amidst the socio-political climate of the 1820’s influenced his depiction of the heroes and villains of The Last of the Mohicans, set during the French and Indian War, 70 years earlier. Free program, donations accepted. For more information please visit brooksidemuseum.org or saratogacountyhistoryroundtable.com
The Hudson River School and American Environmentalism
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Patrick Stenshorn will present this program that will provide insights into the Hudson River School and its impact on the conservation movements of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Sponsored by the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society and the Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. Free and open to the public.
Monday, November 18
Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting
Wesley Health Care Center, Woodlawn Commons, 2nd floor
156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m.
This meeting is free and open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, family members and friends. For more information contact Kevin McCullough 518-222-4247.